On Saturday, August 27th from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League will host its 8th Annual Family Picnic.
The event will take place at Boothe Memorial Park Stratford, CT 5800 Main Street in Stratford, CT – Lower Picnic Areas
This event is open to all CCDL Members and to the public free of charge. Everyone is encouraged to attend this event to celebrate our rights in Connecticut to Keep and Bear Arms. Come and get to know us, and learn more about what CCDL does to protect your rights as a gun owner in the state of Connecticut.
Come and enjoy typical picnic fare - burgers, hotdogs, salads, desserts, soft beverages, and more. This will be an alcohol free gathering.
Bring your kids! Bring your dogs!
Any lawful forms of firearm carry are allowed and encouraged! If you will be carrying a firearm, please exercise safety and caution as we will be in the eyes of the public. Firearms must remain holstered for the duration of the event to ensure safety.
CCDL merchandise and membership sign-up will be available onsite. There will be games and prizes for all to participate in and enjoy.
Please let us know if you plan to contribute a food item. Salads, desserts, and snack items are suggested.
For a printable flyer - Click Here
Note: Please do not park on the grass. If the parking lot is full (it’s a little small), you can park nearby on Putney Chapel Way (see the map below), and walk into the park from there. It’s actually almost as close as the parking lot, and you wont have to walk up and down the hill.
FROM RT. 15N (MERRITT PARKWAY)
Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a right; bear right (almost immediately) at next
intersection onto Main St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your
FROM RT. 15S (MERRITT PARKWAY)
Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a left; bear right at next intersection onto Main
St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your left.
Take exit 33 and follow signs to RT 110; stay on RT 110 (East Main St.) one mile
to traffic light at intersection of East Main St. and Main St.; take right onto Main
St. (still RT 110); take 3rd left by bearing onto Main St. Putney (pond on left);
follow for approx. ½ mile and Boothe Park will be on your right.
Take exit 38 to Merritt Parkway RT 15S and follow directions above from RT
On Saturday September 24, 2016 CCDL will be hosting our 4th consecutive poker run!
This year we have changed the route and will be starting at the Meriden Motor Boat Club located at 267 Airline Ave in Portland and end at Doody's Totoket Inn located at 465 Foxon Road in North Branford
We are planning a HUGE party and we will be rocking with the band Wastin’ Bullets which is one of Connecticut's best honky tonk/country bands. Both motorcycles and cars are welcome to participate in the run, and EVERYONE is welcome to attend the after-party whether you ride or not.
Registration is from 9:30 - 10:30am. Breakfast sandwiches and coffee will be available for purchase at the start of the run. The cost is $20 per rider or driver and $15 per passenger. The cost includes the after-party. At the Meriden Motor Boat you will be given directions to the various locations.
At each location you will pick a playing card from a deck. You can expect to drive between 50 and 70 miles total, and it will finish at the Doody's Totoket Inn. Prizes will be awarded at the end for the top five poker hands.
If you just want to attend the party and not participate in the poker run, admission will be $15 per person payable at the door. Admission includes food and entertainment. Drinks are extra.
We’ll have special 2016 CCDL Poker Run shirts and bandanas for sale at both the start and the finish. Quantities are limited, when they are gone, that’s it.
All net proceeds go to fight for our 2nd Amendment rights.
Sponsors include: By Carrier Custom Home Builders, Haymond Law, Connecticut Cruise News, C&D Arms Supply, Blue Trail Range, Ron's Guns, Branford Gun Club, Guilford Sportsmen's Association, New Haven Sportsman's Club, Newington Gun Exchange, TC Facility Services, Blue Mobile Wash, Nick's Roofing & Siding LLC, A Great Start Shooting School, Connecticut Sporting Arms, Chris' Indoor Range, Hoffman Gun Center & Indoor Range
We are still accepting sponsorships. To get on the t-shirts the sponsorship must be paid by July 31st. Please contact Michele McBrien at 203-645-2116 for more information.
To save time on the day of the ride, you may fill out and print the registration form in advance and bring it with you. Registration Form (pdf)
Last year's ride was the largest poker run in the state! Let's make it an even greater success this year!
Come join us in support of our Second Amendment Rights!